An easy way for Americans to make sense of Britain’s “Brexit” referendum last week, when millions of citizens voted to get out of the European Union, is to watch who is praising the results, and who is upset about them.
Conservative observers have no doubt noticed that all the “right” people — the mainstream media here and abroad, celebrities and, of course, Obama and Hillary — were convinced the “Remain” side would triumph and were shocked and devastated when the people chose to “Leave.”
While he’s no longer in the running for president, one of the voices praising the British people’s decision is Ted Cruz, who stated:
“The results should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C., that some free nations still wish to preserve their national sovereignty.”
“The United States can learn from the referendum and attend to the issues of security, immigration and economic autonomy that drove this historic vote.”
Cruz is exactly right: For many UK voters, this was really a referendum on immigration, a topic they’ve been forbidden to discuss openly for generations. To do so was to risk being called “racist” and “backward.”
Some observers think the Brexit result is just the beginning of a populist trend that will sweep the world, and possibly even usher Donald Trump into the White House.
Source: Independent Journal